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to get the city at least in his words back on track. mayor emanuel says he will not taxed shoppers homeowners or driver in order to pay for the state pension problems he is turning to springfield for relief and so far he has received a non and until he does he makes it clear he doesn't want the people of chicago to choose between pension payments or public health or public safety, something has to change. >> our goal is reform where we can, caught where we must invest where it matters. >>cut where we must and invest where it matters. >> the damage is $1.2 billion in underfunded pensions, a number that will come to fruition if nothing changes and it will happen in a matter of four years. what we really need most is our representatives in springfield to step up, take their share of responsibility and not miss this critical opportunity once again. it's gotten worse over time by the city council not making it a priority for the last several years. chicago is facing a 25% increase in homicides compared to this same time last year. some say our streets need more human power and we ne
jersey near atlantic city so far five deaths have been confirmed and there are power outages to 2 million people. we are hearing the subway system is flooded already in new york? >> yes we are hearing reports of that and that was very much expected that's why it was shut down beginning as early as last night around 7:00, that is all of the subway lines the ones that we're hearing are flooded run along the east river is all under zone and a people had to clear out because they are low lying and prone to flooding. the stock exchange is reportedly also underwater is it possible that the salt water could do some unusual damage? >> i'm sorry you were breaking up. >> the salt water in the subway might it do some additional damage that you heard about? >> we had heard reports of that that's something they discussed yesterday as a possibility they cannot assess that until the aftermath of the storm passes and maybe some of the water recedes. >> and the other news about the crane that was falling in manhattan? >> it is still very much today glenn, it is weighing the good news is it hasn't c
to make her drop her charges. with a court order in hand officials from the city of aurora entered a townhome this morning, to remove more than 300 birds that had been living there. the greater chicago caged bird club will take all the birds and find homes for them. david skeberdis, a self- described bird hoarder and the owner of the townhouse says he wants what's best for the birds. last week officials inspected his home and found it cluttered with bird feed, feces, and garbage. they also found dangerously high levels of mold and several dead birds. we want to bring closure to this incident as safely as possible. skeberdis said he is living at an extended-stay hotel and looks forward to making his home liveable again. the hinsdale school board is going to allow "r" rated films to be shown in literature class at hinsdale south high school, after all. a parent who wanted to keep "r" rated films like "brokeback mountain" and "american beauty" out of the classroom, filed an appeal. the superintendent rejected it and the board supports the superintendent. next a horrifying discovery
with droppings and molt a court order allows the city to collect friday if they're not removed. i think the thing with me is that i am so sorry when i have done to my neighbors because it's been a circus and this is a good neighborhood they're good people a remorseful apologizing to his neighbors admitting that his true two-story town home has been taken over by birds and is now becoming a public nuisance. >> i'm no longer going to be a quarter and i just want to do what's right. he volunteers with the greater chicago caged bird club delivering cages to his home at 247 shady brook lane the 57 year-old computer repairman says he is concerned about the swelling city of zero aurora price tag for removing the estimated 300 birds not to mention the cleanup. can you imagine what the bill is going to be to clean up the house? it's probably going to be more than the house is worth. >> its security breach at 63 barnes and noble stores around the country including in chicago device's use swipe through europe debit or credit cards in the store have been tampered with their called penn pads and have been b
from the daley adminstration. wgn's judy wang reports. >>a public hearing on the new city budget will be held tonight on the northwest side. it's the first of three hearings being hosted by the city council's progressive caucus. the hearings are intended to encourage chicagoans to offer their own ideas, suggestions and concerns regarding mayor rahm emanuel's proposed budget for next year. tonight's hearing gets under way at 6 p-m at the copernicus center, at 5216 west lawrence. the city council's progressive caucus will host two more budget hearings next week on the south and west sides. >> your authority to order an audit of the city has always existed in the contract and it has never been exercised. i told our financial people that we're going to exercise that authority. it is a bad deal for the city of chicago. parking rates have soared. a continue to fight a $14 million bill from the company. the city took meter spaces out of service. the mayor also disputes the $35 million bill. there diligently submitting financial information. the mayor has also ordered audit for the skywa
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- runners often finish with some of their the bank of america thousands of volunteers and city workers. "i think this is the best we've been prepared in the history of the event, we have 13k.. this weekend and race day" with all age groups and skill levels well represented, a full medical staff will be ready to respond immediately if someone goes down. "we have a record number of volunteers... il medical response team.. true great effort by the city of chicago" among the 45,000 participants tomorrow - 13 members of the achilles freedom team of wounded vets - most of whom lost limbs while fighting in iraq or afghanistan. as part of their rehabilitation, they meet up in cities around the country to compete. "we're all injured around the same time... overcome obstacles together... that's.. push each other along" this afternoon, they were treated to a vip reception at the willis tower sky deck along with many of their friends and family members. team members say they are excited to continue their tradition. "it's really big to me to continue the tradition paving.. we're happy to be in chic
in the morning. stop in what could have been another terror attack on new york city. fbi sting napped a 21 year-old man accused of trying to blow up a landmark bank, the bangladesh native targeted the federal reserve bank of new york they had him under surveillance and gave him fake explosives and when he used his cell phone to try to blow up the 1,000 lb. bomb he was arrested. we are still very much a coveted target by terrorists, new york is the top of the terror target list in this country and i think that just reaffirms that. the suspect was there blaming the study on a college in missouri. two debates down, one to go monday. the candidates are pressing their debate points on the campaign trail after their town hall house last night romney telling voters in the swing state of virginia that he is qualified to handle women's chief concerns because of his business experience. acutepresident obama quoting women voters he said he has always supported equal pay for equal work in for a pink breast cancer bracelet today and were that his election night will take indoors at mccormick place. we spoke
a mutual agreement with city hall for him to leave. within city hall this rumor has been swirling for weeks that brizard might be out. are you going to keep impasse school ceo? apparently that was not the case. in the meantime the father of the 19 year-old nearly broke down in tears as his son faced terrorism charges, he pled not guilty that he tried to bomb a bar, he appeared in federal court today agents say the young man from hillside was behind a plot that could have killed hundreds of people accused of planting the bomb cals bar located on the is the corners. the defense says he was set up and his dad said he was a good kid. this bombing was the idea of the government. he seemed to be in good spirits even joking with the judge and if convicted he could get life in prison. there is a new poll from the chicago tribune and wgn that shows his job approval rating is right now very low statewide only 26 percent of registered voters approve of the job he's doing. 22 percent said they did have an opinion his strongest support comes from chicago voters into african- americans but even
-the-vote effort. over the next several days in the city of chicago voters will begin receiving voter guides. it looks like this. this is a simple guide. it will tell you where you're pulling pacepolling place will be come election day. >> approximately 15 percent of our voters will have a new polling place. >> it will result in changes for 15% of the city's 1.1 million registered voters. there will be a new precinct for these folks. the chicago board of elections doing everything they can to notify the 15%. your actual voter card will also have your precinct address. when it comes to the early voting the chairman wants to know that you do not have to go to the precinct address that is printed on your card. you have dozens of options across the city. >> whatever is most convenient to you. fan of both websites on our web site. >>president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney faced off last night in a debate that was often heated and contentious. cnn's rene marsh is in hempstead, new york with a recap. >> the running mates are weighing in after last night's matchup. >
dollars. wgn's nancy loo has more from the far south side. >> other city workers are harvesting one of the biggest marijuana fields ever found in the city of chicago. up close there is no mistaking what has been growing. enough cannabis to cover to fulfil its. likely over 1000 plants. a helicopter crew made the big find. >> a lot of it we could not see because it was underneath the tree is. >> some of the plants are 10 ft. high. >> we do not have of room to grow something within this seclusion. this would have to be one of the biggest ones i would think. >> there's a little camp that was set up where there was a watchman's hitting. sitting. >> their harvesting the plants today. >> we fly over it quite a bit. >> and have made it a number of smaller fines. this is a big one. and i'll take a lot of drugs off the street. it will take a lot of drugs off of the street. still to come: a major overhaul at city hall. mayor emmanuel announces an entire new ethics board. coming up next. a new lawsuit has been filed in the penn state sex abuse scandal. and just ahead, the search for jim
. one of the city's biggest buyers in years destroyed a warehouse >> 82 fire trucks swarmed the warehouse... after a massive fire broke out after 130 sunday morning >> the blaze quickly escalated. it prompted a hazardous material response. >> she cannot believe what she was seeing >> it started in the neighboring building... and then spread to the warehouse. all three buildings burned for more than eight hours >> no firefighters were injured . they said the structure will lead to come down need to come down. >> crews will remain on the scene to monitor. city officials say the building will lead to be demolished >> an argument on the south side ended in a shooting leaving one man dead and another injured. this weekend's violence brought chicagos murder rate to a new high >> more than 400 homicides in chicago so far. >> locked in a grief-filled embrace.. detectives comb for clues workers wash blood from the sidewalk. this scene, playing out today in bridgeport.. is a familiar one. more than 400 homicides in chicago in 2012... with still 3 months to go. all of a sudden,
. passengers can not get in or out of new york city, boston washington dc or philadelphia. airlines are waiving fees for passengers in some areas and in some cases offering refunds. >> even when we were on the scene we could see the storm developing. it made everyone kind of on averageedge. were anxious to get home. >> amtrak stop service between washington d.c. and chicago. >> people i've been warned to take caution on chicago's lakefront because of hurricane sandy. it could with up waves higher than double decker buses. 20 ft. waves are expected this evening and 33 ft. waves are expected tomorrow. >> president obama is canceling his appearance at a campaign event in ohio with former president bill clinton. he also canceled an event in virginia. >> michelle obama got out of washington a day early and spent the night here in chicago. she will fly to iowa for a couple campaign appearances and then get back to chicago where she will wait out the storm. she has canceled an appearance tomorrow in new hampshire. >> mitt romney cancelled events in virginia and new hampshire and is moving his ca
for hearings into the possible closings of up to 120 schools. w-g-n's judy wang is live at city hall with details. >> he says he has learned about 100 schools may be targeted. he says he once administrators to come here to city hall to explain why. >> the list is growing. in favor of education committee hearings. >> i think we should force the hearings with the education committee. at the same time ask them to appear in front of us. we can start going over the list. >> there refused to a knowledge a school closing plan. high- ranking administrators told them that 80-120 underperforming or underutilized schools could closed. the resolution comes the same week teachers approved a four year $300 million deal. school closings at a retail. this will be the next big fight. >> and is on their hands. it is certainly not on our spirit if they would like to listen to us and make the community and the people who actually work in the schools a part of the process they might actually have a little bit more success. >> they say the public has a right to transparency. >> by having it transpare
- thousand dollars in disability benefits. city officials have not commented on the subpoena. it's sentencing day for william cellini. he was convicted of trying to shake down a hollywood producer for a campaign donation for former governor blagojevich, in exchange for a state contract. federal prosecutors want an 8- year sentence. the defense is asking he get probation. >>grabbing food while in a hurry is about to become a lot easier in chicago. mayor emanuel has unveiled 23 locations for food trucks. these vehicles would be allowed to set up for two hours at a time at each location, but requires them to stay at least 200 feet away from any licensed restaurants. there would be some designated stands where the trucks would be exempt from the 200-feet rule. the locations include lakeview lincoln park, and the loop. the full city council must still approve the locations. >>coming up next the growing concerns around the country over a meningitis outbreak that's killed four people and sickened dozens of others. and, after being famously created in a harvard dorm room, social media giant facebook
on alert tonight a crew of armed robbers have been coming into the back side of the city. tuesday night's last week around 8:00 p.m. five men armed with handguns and a crowd at lincoln park store they were heavily hooded and it was a very warm night so i was immediately suspicious and before i even had time to react they were both at the customer service department one of them brandished a firearms and ask me to open the door. one of the robbers had a gun pointed at him the whole time and he said the steve spread out and they worked quickly they were only there for two-three minutes. there was another one on the floor grabbing cards of cigarettes and bottles of liquor. two of the thieves robbed the cash register up front and another one from the customer service area. the store is one of eight businesses that have been robbed in recent weeks throughout the north side between the hours of 6 and 11:00 p.m. security cameras captured images of the suspects they worked in groups of two-five robbing stores and in some cases employees taking cellphone. >> do what they want, we have to conside
implications, the plan that will have police responding to all lot fewer 911 calls and the city hall says it's a good thing. >> we are live at the 911 center with that story. this story began some months ago with a big surge in overtime, a major sign of inefficiency the department says that it's taking care of now. >> my daughter doesn't want to school that type of stuff. >> police said you wouldn't believe the kind of calls that they send armed uniformed officers racing to as a matter of policy. superintendent gary mccarthy let this cat out of the back during council hearings last spring asking about an outdated policy that has police responding to 70 percent of 911 calls, is that more than double a big city average.a stacked morea big city average.stat more than double the big city average. so what this does is to fold, first of its budget friendly, in fact it was in council hearings today on the new city budget but the latest details emerged overtime at the 911 center swelled after a spike in emergency calls which is where it became clear to the city that something had to be done this
will be performed today on human remains found in the city's south side. a decomposed body was discovered behind a building at 91-st and harper yesterday morning. the body is believed to be female, but it has not yet been identified. a utility worker checking in the back of the house, spotted the body and called police. the remains were found underneath a pile of tires. neighbors say they had complained of a foul odor coming from the house for some time. >>later in the day, some people fishing in the cal sag channel found what could be a human skull. it was discovered on the southwest bank near 130th and south indiana avenue. investigators also found other skeletal remains in the area. they're trying to determine if the remains are human. riverdale police are investigating. a man who was arrested for a double murder, after detectives followed a lottery ticket trail, is now on trial. 42-year old timothy fountain is charged with first degree murder and armed robbery. prosecutors say fountain shot and killed store clerk, graciela rodriguez inside maggy's food store on south california in august
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declared a health hazard. it's one of the more unusual situations that the city of aurora has ever had to deal with almost 400 birds dead and alive or removed from home the cleanup is far from over. contractors hired by the city of aurora worked for seven hours today catching the birds and putting them into cages. by 2:00 p.m. they had rescued about 150 birds and by 5:00 p.m., all 325 birds were out workers say there were about 60 dead birds inside the home. this is a grave situation to find ourselves in the owner of the home david was here at the start today but then chose to leave well workers removed his birds the first and second floors were cleared first the biggest challenge was the lowest level of a home you mentioned that the basin was the most difficult area, why was that? >> just because it's an unfinished basements, it's open. the birds were in the holes in dry walls. a spokesperson says that she is optimistic they will be able to find homes for many of the birds. they look remarkably well, i just came from the shelter in villa park, we currently have approximately 60 bird
with us. an analysis at 9. this city battles with a 75 year parking meter contract that leaves the city woefully short mayor emanuel is looking for a creative way out. live with of the latest move being made. the latest moves being made. >> mayor ron emanuelemanuel once and audits of these, he wants to make sure the revenue collection matches the number of meters around the city $50 million. the mayor inherited a 75 year 1.1 $5 billion lead for the chicago parking meters that the city council okayed in 2008 under mayor daley. the mayor says he does have the power to look at the dollars and cents. it has always existed in the contract and it has never been exercised. they keep sending bills assuming that i will do the same old same old but i'm not i will not pay them until i get a complete audit of the books and understand what their expectations are into the premises behind that. some seem to think the more scrutiny, the better. why do we have to pay for it? i don't think it's right. >> the idea of having 75 year deals is pretty absurd so i think it's a good idea to look into it and s
, the real estate market in some cities is still holding strong. and it seems london is certainly one of them. c-n-n's richard quest shows us one tiny apartment with one hefty price tag. next, details on a plan to expand chicago's riverwalk. and later in the medical watch >>there is no more. 10 ft 4 by 8 ft 4. >> this as the length of the flat. the apartment is a converted cloak room. i would point out the high ceiling and natural light coming through. i would point out the location. >> the original asking price of $145,000 has been well exceeded. the top offers are believed to be around 280,000. this tiny apartment is in the best part of london. next to the top people's. >> you're going to get a hell of a lot of interest. the demand for this unique property has been intense. more than 100 viewing. a dozen offers. ironically the winner is likely to be an investor from greece. more than a quarter of a million dollars. an awful lot of money. for not a lot of apartment. if that is what someone will pay for ait does what it's worth. that is what it is worth. >> had dared noble tries
city. 42-year-old gena has been missing since october 13th. police have charged live-in boyfriend clark with first degree murder. investigators say they found blood throughout the couple's home. outside the home, they found blood-stained woman's clothing broken furniture and a plastic shower curtain stained in blood. officials say clark discussed telling police where body was as long as he could get a deal. congressman jesse jackson junior is heading back to the mayo clinic. jackson has been on medical leave from his duties as representative of the second congressional district since june for treatment of bi-polar disorder. in a robocall this weekend jackson pleaded with his constituents to be patient. the reverend jesse jackson his father says his son needs more treatment to in his words regain his equilibrium. jackson has served in congress for 17-years and is running for re-election. he has not been campaigning however and faces a challenge from republican brian woodworth. it is against medical advice. i will always give my call to my constituents i ask you to continue with pa
is angry accusing city hall of leaking information about his choice to replace gov. thompson. in directly he pointed to our investigation as he questioned whether she is the best qualified to watch out for taxpayers. there were a lot of questions raised about an agreement and management in the past. i think we need to raise the quality of who is very and financial stewardship. a new state pension law that is now being challenged some union leaders are going to court tonight a series of stories exposed in january gov quinn signed into law a provision that made it clear that city workers on leaves of absences could not get to pensions. no double dipping, now the chicago teachers union say that is not fair their current leaders have yet to retire. they believed they would get pensions so they have gone to court. video poker is now a reality in illinois after three years of negotiating the state now allows the glass to video gambling. 70 establishments across the state are hooked up and ready to go. it's a race that could go to congress the debate between tamiwith tami duckworth up next. in
're amazing. an inspiration >> nearly a quarter billion dollars flows into the city's economy from this marathon weekend >> it is a city that is inviting... >> record-breaking... he won the race... a first for his country in chicago... >> it was really great to see the fans... hundreds of people volunteering... >> my friends ran strong... they beat their personal record >> cooler temps appreciated >> wind a little issue... >> cool run... >> the temperatures did help limit medical emergencies this year. however one runner suffered cardiac arrest near the end of the racier needed immediate care >>e and needed immediate care >> cpr was started... the individual was shot twicecked twice... >> nine other runners were taken to local hospitals for less severe medical problems. race officials say overall there were fewer medical problems at the than in years past. but they were prepared with more than 1300 medical volunteers on the course. the marathon director says it they will mail medals to about 1300 runners who finished the course seven hours after it started >> a trip to
terrible weather situation even worse. casinos are closed in atlantic city, new jersey. and this sign says it all: be kind to us sandy. the governor of maryland has also declared a state of emergency >> in maryland... >> we have been here all day and, this is certainly the worst of... rain pelting down... this is not the worse... we have about 24 hours to go until the worst comes... the waves are fierce. hide tide and how long the storm will last is the most concerning... >> where are you? >> balcony of oceanside hotel... a big tourist site... the pool is drained... all visitors were evacuated here. the conditions are getting worse... >> sandy maybe 1,000 mi. away from chicago but local weather watchers are already predicting we will feel some of her a fax. high winds and high waves on lake michigan plus canceled flights at the airport are just the beginning of what we will see locally >> anyone who uses it chicago's lakefront path will want to be extra careful in the days ahead. we will feel the impact of hurricane sandy. feeling it already with extremely high winds... giant waves
but the national transportation safety board will investigate. it was once one of the city's most popular events but now officials say taste of chicago may continue losing money for the foreseeable future. the city is still finalizing financial reports on last summer's five-day taste but special events chief michelle boone says the event almost certainly fell short of breaking even. she's hopeful it didn't lose more money than in recent years. in the past, the "taste" routinely made money.. drawing well over three million people a year. attendance began dropping after incidents of violence near the festival.. and moves to downsize the "taste". coming up next counting down to the election. the candidates for president trade verbal punches over foreign policy in the last debate. and later, organic versus conventional food for kids which is better and is it worth the extra cost? ar governor romney accused the president of taking a week stand against iran's nuclear program. >> >> after he killed him i was at ground zero for a memorial to talk to a young woman who is 4 years old was 5 years old whe
,000 apartments and three quarter of a million manhattanites with no power. remember battery park city that 13 ft. storm surge that water did rise. eroded all of the park's and subway systems.tonight at 5:00, yorkers will get partial service. mayor bloomberg just briefed the media. we all understand this is the case across new york. most of these areas are still under water. we have a big mixture here. some parts of manhattan are definitely getting back to normal. midtown manhattan is definitely coming back to life. shelters will continue to stay open. the governors of both new york and new jersey are putting curfews in place. until this all comes together and the devastation it is cleaned up we will not be back to normal. >> good to see new york beginning to come back after that major storm. >> president obama has already declared a major disaster area and the states of new york and new jersey. the order means federal aid is now available to supplement state and local recovery efforts from hurricane sandy. assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to
in with. just ahead the new technology being implemented to help police detect gunfire in the city. but first, when we come back, an exclusive story: the new development in the john wayne gacy case. a mother gets news about her son, believed to be one of the serial killer's 33 victims. [ cat 1 ] i am not a vegetarian... look at these teeth! they're made for meat! [ cat 2 ] do i look like i'm stalking plants? [ male announcer ] most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten but iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, [ cat 3 ] look at this body! under this shiny coat is a lean mean purring machine [ cat 4 ] i am too! hahahaha! [ male announcer ] iams. with 50% more animal protein. [ cat 5 ] yum! [ cat 1 ] i'm an iams cat. feed me what i'm born to eat. meow. an update to a story about wayne gacy. the total last year and a woman had one of the victims exhumed to see if it was in deep her son who was reported missing 36 years ago in 1976. she always had her doubts even though the body was found next to the body of michael's friend a
percentage of freshmen are on track for graduation we achieved the lowest one-year drop out rate in the city's history. we talked as recently this morning i said you have a lot to be proud of over the last 17 months and you can hold your head up high i could be no more aligned to the vision of this marriage and this board of education than i have been in any other port of my career as ceo of the chicago public schools my focus every single day will be on our children nothing more. her background has been in producing a very good collaborative relationships with other unions so to me that's a signal from city hall. after a short to but angry seven school day teachers' strike the chicago teachers union is also ready to bow of a different way maybe now to one of a better relationship with city hall? >> i hope so because it can't get any worse. observers acknowledge this situation that's been billed to us with time. it was the mayor's call into that was the end of it. the teachers' strike in evergreen park is over students will return to the class room monday teachers and school leaders finaliz
at 915 tomorrow morning at the parking lot in the city, they are going to conduct a ground search focusing on the forest preserves near her home. a house in aurora declared on fit for humans after piles of garbage in hundreds of birds alive and dead are found inside. good evening the owner of the home has not been identified because so far no criminal charges have been filed at this point he is looking at several code violations in the city of aurora there is a serious mess inside and they will not be able to clean up until tuesday next week. after obtaining a search warrant, a hazmat team entered the home around 1015 this morning or police and fire personnel were also on the scene finding hundreds of birds inside, dead and alive. the floors and walls were covered with bird droppings and garbage. the home was actually so full of junk and trash that it actually impedes any efforts to effectively remove the birds so it's a very challenging situation and there air samples had to be taken from inside the home to determine what kind of protection the cleanup crews will need before they
was very intoxicated the bartender is suing him into the city claiming that he and fellow cops try to cover up and down play the assault his attorney said that being in court is difficult. it's difficult for him to see her and i think it's difficult for him to see the video and although the video is constantly shown as anthony as an animal that committed this act he is a human being i think he made a huge mistake obviously he is no longer a police officer and was fired after being convicted of aggravated battery he also testified today that he can't remember the calls he made to friends or other officers the trial is expected to last two- three weeks cameras in the court room we have never seen it in illinois before broadcasting a trial live. they are making that possible last january. prosecutors alleging that the 21 year-old the demetrias jones was killed after a fist fight turned deadly. that's what the defendant did that afternoon aldi telling the hot august day last year when sanders lost his life his mother a sixth witness broken down. they told me he was dead. >> they paint him as
in the city and suburbs, the chicago sun-times has learned. cost of the county right now $143 of debt to house one person. a spokesman for the national rifle association says the company is looking to make legal gun owners scapegoats. they fan ofa similar tax was proposed in 2007. and never passed. >>schools are closed today, and they will be again tomorrow in evergreen park.. where a teacher strike is now in its second week. wgn's nancy loo has the latest on negotiations to end the walkout. there is no end in sight. union leaders say they're disappointed. there and it just after a visit from the president of the chicago division of labor. you're referring furrier judge and community is now they will fight for their jobs later. the words of encouragement. fuel to every teacher to ticket with more purpose. our organization is in 100 percent support of what is current on the ear. the 210 educators to remain on strike are not finding too hopeful of a returning to the classrooms at a time some. both sides reported little to no progress. despite nine hours of negotiation. shutting down five sch
republican candidates. it stretches from chicago's western suburbs to two of illinois' largest cities, or write and joliet. foster finds himself in old and new territory there are new people to introduce yourself to and there are old friends. congresswoman bickered voted to privatize social security and replace medicare guaranteed benefits with a voucher costing sr. $6,400 every year. after 30 years in politics bigger is not on our side. >> politician bill faster and his company he laid off employees or right before christmas he profited and families suffered, it's a pattern last year the millionaire paid no income tax. >> both candidates find a way to rationalize their caustic messages that they are sponsoring. >> there is a distinction between false attack ads and the ones that are real distinctions over policy, so for example congresswoman bigger has voted for every single bush policy that drove us into debt and wrecked our economy, that's a distinction of policy. my point is really denigrating everything i have done for the district and the new district and the old district an
nations general assembly in new york city last week. when the iranian delegation went home last thursday, he stayed behind. he claims he's afraid to return to iran because he's believed to be an opponent of the regime. his wife and two kids have escaped from iran for their safety. >> ten years after terrorizing a city and the country. one of the washington d-c snipers is sharing his story and his remorse. lee boyd malvo and john allen muhammad shot 13 people over a three-week period in 2002. the two chose their victims at random then shot them from the modified trunk of a car. ten of the victims died. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo laughed about the shootings when he was arrested, but now says he is haunted by the brutality of his own actions. >>i am sorry. there is no way to express that. what am i going to tell them? >>malvo says there was one particular incident where he wouldn't follow muhammed's orders. he says muhammad told him to kill a pregnant woman, but he couldn't bring himself to do it. >>the presidential candidates are keeping a low profile today. preparing for to
a kidnapping from her salt lake city home nearly ted years ago smart made her first trip to the chicago area now using her unintended fame to become a child protection advocate elisabeth smart will never forget what happened to her in june of 2002 but the soft-spoken young woman who recently got married carrey hope in her heart she is trying to bring that message to others like her while trying to help children stay safe. elisabeth smart wasn't going to let her kidnappers have power over her in the 10 years since that life changing event smart decided to use what she learned no matter how painful to help others. but she was taken by her home by a man and his wife held hostage for nine months and raped repeatedly. >> everybody thinks a different challenge is in their lives and we are our own mount everest and sometimes we just all feel like we have the strength to go on so part of where i speak is to encourage the people to continue moving forward. elisabeth smart was the keynote speaker at the healthy women's expo in lincolnshire but her message is geared more towards children, resisting a
on the wgn news at nine, for a debate wrap and analysis. the city is tapping into chicago's online community. seeking solutions to chicago's illegal gun problem. wgn's randi belisomo reports police superintendent garry mccarthy and others are exploring some of those innovative ideas. police superintendent was a speaker at this morning's events. they launched a twitter handle. seeking strategy is to tackle the illegal gun issue. mccarthy had some ideas of his own. he first wish to address the tone of the debate nationwide. it is too polarizing. it must move more towards the center. the chicago police department seized nine illegal guns for everyone gun seized the first six months of the year. legislation could help. in illinois there is no requirement to report the loss theft or replacement of a firearm. >> you give it to whoever you want. you sell it to everyone. that simple measure would change the dynamic of firearms. those guns to not have expiration dates. >> this is an idea that is in the conceptual stage. considering the possibility of boosting the number of charter schools. >> s
climate in the city. creating a small business center. this budget makes critical investments by reforming government instead of raising taxes. >> our goal is to reform where we can and where we must. that is where matters. providing greater opportunities for our children. a mixed reactions to the mayor's speech. he felt as though there should have been more than 4 in. and 57 police officers457 police officers. >> i did not think that is enough. >> whatever we can afford that is what we're going to try to do. >> i think it is a very optimistic message. even though these are tough economic times. it appears that chicago is going to be able to do more with less. >> mayor stressed the need for pension reform. the aldermen will have about one month to think over herit.>>video gambling is now up and running at bars truck stops and other locations around illinois. wgn's amy rutledge joins us live from davern's tavern in southwest suburban justice. amy? >> already busy on here. they have already had a couple $400 winners. >> and it brings people here who normally would not come
. >> also, hope is fading in the case of a missing woman in calumet city after police tell searchers to go home. >> and later, why hundreds of protestors took to the streets of london this weekend. >> police sirens woke up residents of a south side neighborhood early this morning... but no one complained. >> wgn's maggie carlo explains why... >> this 'wake-up call' was a more work to be done. hi. we're spreading the word about honey bunches of oats fruit blends and their unique taste combinations. like peach/raspberry. with one flavor in the granola bunch and one on the flake. two flavors. in harmony. honey bunches of oats. make your day bunches better. ♪ ♪ what are you doing? who taught you how to do this stuff? uh. you! all right! i learned it by watching you! [ male announcer ] parents who skim, have kids who skim. kraft macaroni & cheese. you know you love it. mom. i'll call you when i get home. i wish you'd spend the night. i'll be fine mom. it's late. i know but i'll be fine. ok. love you. love you too mom. bye. [shifting gears] click ♪ ♪ ♪ mom? yeah? i th
friend was left paralyzd. this is the first time since 2003 the city has exceeded 400- murders by october. in response to the recent shootings, members of sweet holy spirit church held a prayer walk yesterday. members called for peace and an end to the violence. residents say are now surprised the city's homicide rate now tops 400. >> an american airlines flight from chicago made an emergency landing in st. louis. none of the passengers were injured. the co-pilot became ill. the plane was headed for dallas. no word on on when passengers will continue the flight >>teachers in evergreen park could go on strike tomorrow. a meeting tonight could determine if parents need to make alternate arrangments for their kids. wgn's amy rutledge is live with the latest. >> his last have parents start thinking in that direction. two sessions last week did not go well. the two sides are still split on substantial issues. >> the district and federation of teachers have been trying to hammer out a contract since late april. time is about to run up. >> we are paying all of these high taxes to keep schools o
several city blocks from 105th- 108 street and from stoney island to the railyards. those two football fields are filled with marijuana plants ready for harvest we are told to chicago cops literally stumbled upon this discovery earlier today tonight police are on the scene protecting their prime other technicians are photographed in the area videotaping what they can and inventorying all of the mayor won on the promises which by early estimates looks like 1000 plus plants. we found it, some of the plants are 10 ft. tall. these pictures show you exactly what chicago police found today two football fields filled with marijuana so plentiful. they are pretty big as big as christmas trees. it police chopper heading back to base the eyeball to this field and called it in cops by foot and on-air discovered this 1000 plus healthy potted plants growing in chicago a rare sight indeed that can only be seen from the air. very secluded, very difficult to see it again from anywhere but the air you cannot smell it from here but the smell is very intense once you are inside. the video from above doesn
the next recreational frontier of this city. >> there are portions of the chicago river wall that have already been built out but there are also vast stretches of the river that are vacant or without a sidewalk. residents who live along the river are pleased to hear about the revitalization. it's very exciting and i would welcome it. >> for me would be really nice to be able to get off of main street with the noise and cars. the plans for a continuous walkway include a spacious domes that artists conceptualize as being family friendly for boats restaurants and businesses. with the marina area city as a draw voters into kayakers will be able to enjoy a special area designated as a cold but over all future plans call for the length of the river area from like michigan to lake st. to become a bustling public activity fall along the river. smiling faces and joined the columbus day parade in chicago today politicians were on parade as well as italian american pride spectators say the crowd was a bit smaller this year possibly because many did not get the day off but many families did com
will resume tomorrow in a few sections of the city's subway system carried he toured the sublease also. the governor also toward ground 0 which now has structural concerns due to severe flooding. several feet of standing water makes runways and ramps look more like a leak of an airport. it is not clear whether flooding caused damage inside the airport facility. jfk and newark international are open today but with limited service. questions are being raised about why a hospital was not evacuated before sandy hit. patients had to be evacuated to another hospital in the middle of the night. a nurse told the huffington post there was little information given by hospital administrators and staff members were playing it by ear. the parents of a newborn who weighed 2 lbs. were trapped in their apartment in new jersey and heard about the evacuation from a news report. and all the bridges were closed and we had no choice but to go home and sit and wait for them to get here. it was a very long night. i have not even have one hour of sleep. >> emma sophia is doing well and was reunited with he
>>police in calumet city are asking for help- finding a woman who has been missing since last weekend. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>our top story. >> the disappearance has neighbors concerned. investigators are here on the scene gathering evidence. police have not said whether they suspect foul play. >> she has not been seen since saturday. police have spent the last day and a half gathering evidence. she works as a hairdresser. her keys and car are at the home where she lived with her boyfriend. >> he has not been seen either. >> you read about this kind of stuff every day. >> to get a little bit apprehensive. >> the major crimes task force is helping city police with this investigation. >>a hazmat team in aurora is having a tough time getting into the home of a suspected hoarder apparently the garbage is piled too high. the home is suspected of housing animals and dead birds. wgn's judy wang is live in aurora with details. judy >> the animal control
holland takes a closer look at chicago's rap music scene and its influence on violence in the city. a man from bangladesh is in custody in new york on charges of plotting to blow up the federal reserve bank. his name is quazi mohammed rezwanul ahsan nafis he came to america on a student visa, and studied cybersecurity at southeast missouri state university. new york police say nafis loaded what he thought was a bomb into a van, parked it outside the federal reserve building, and planned to detonate it remotely with a cellphone. and the new york times says, nafis briefly considered a plot to kill president obama. nafis was caught after the f-b- i got wind of the plot and arranged for him to buy a fake bomb. president obama has chosen a chicago venue for his election night rally. win or lose, obama plans to spend the evening at mc-cormick place. this victory rally in 2008 drew more than 200 thousand people to grant park. mc-cormick place is a much smaller venue. since it's indoors, there's no risk of rain, and much less risk of a security problem. chicagoans will get a chance to see a d
did a city only survey... 47 percent favored. there might be a belief that the economy is starting to improve ... it might not be selling well >> the wall street journal is reporting a new federal investigation of congressman jesse jackson jr. focuses on home furnishings. the report says feds r. began to whether he used campaign cash to pay for things at his house. >> 5 term u.s. senator of pennsylvania passed away this morning at the age of 82. he represented his state for 30 years. a moderate republican since 1965 he switched to the democratic party in 2009. he served as assistant counsel for the warren commission investigating the assassination of john f. kennedy. he had been battling cancer since the 1990's >> a record setting, and breath taking accomplishment. next, a skydive that started 24 miles above the surface of the earth. and a fall tradition in chicago. the ron santo walk to cure diabetes. and this year there were some familiar faces in the crowd. break [ female announcer ] with swiffer dusters a great clean doesn't have to take longer. i'm done. i'm gonna
city home where clark and chiodo lived. according to court records investigators discovered blood throughout the home. outside they found garbage cans filled with a blood stained rug and bath mat, a womans skirt, broken furniture and a plastic shower curtain covered in blood. evidence they used to charge clark with chiodos murder, even though the 41 year olds body hasnt been found. chiodo disappeared last weekend, and while clark told *investigators he hadnt seen her since a fight last sunday, he allegedly told his brother on the phone after his arrest that he woke up in bed to find chiodo in his arms covered in blood and he tried to give her mouth to mouth. the court records also say he discussed telling the police where the body was located as long as he could 'get a deal'. if anyone can do anything to have him tell us where he put her. we just want to get her back here. her family needs to have closure. we need to have closure. chiodos family members, who came to court sunday, didnt talk on camera but told wgn (full screen) 'we also ask the clark family to please help us fin
for a common goal to reduce the violence and strengthen city neighborhoods. the community activist group care is also part of the effort. their goal is to provide safe environments for school children and encourage education >> we need to provide safe neighborhoods >> the plan includes setting up after-school programs in high risk neighborhoods... providing mentoring and educational support. also creating three new centers to help high-school dropouts to return to school >> at that meeting today shortly after the mayor took the podium and incident disrupted his speech and stopped the news conference. county board commissioner who was standing among a group of people near the front of the room collapsed. people rushed to a side paramedics also came to his aid. no word on what caused his fault but he is said to be doing fine >> sometime later this evening or during the early morning hours of the space shuttle endeavor will arrive at its final resting place after a very slow journey on the streets of l.a.. the spacecraft has been going along at 2 mi. per hour after traveling in space at 17,0
field" at lane tech high school. cubs charities, the wood foundation, and the city teamed up for the five- million dollar baseball complex. cubs chairman tom ricketts was there, and promised fans they will see results next season. in a letter to season ticket holders, ricketts reconfirmed all profits will go back into the team, and the cubs will win a world series on his watch. the yankees trying to eliminate the orioles in game four. it's tied at one, in the 13-th inning j-j hardy hits a fly ball off the left field wall to drive in the go- ahead run for baltimore. joe girardi brought in a pinch- hitter for alex rodriguez for the second game in a row. but this time eric chavez lines out to third base to end the game. orioles win 2-1 to force a final game five in new york tonight. >>a decisive game- five in oakland. the tigers and a's scoreless in the third inning, when detroit's austin jackson hits one to deep left- center for an r-b-i double. that's all justin verlander needed. he struck out 11 and only gave up four hits in a complete game shutout. tigers win 6-nothing to ad
is probably six weeks away, that is a tough break. world preseason continues tonight when of city comes. there is still a lot to figure out. one thing that he doesn't have to think about is tosh gibson who has been the best player. he is crucial to the bull's success even the new guys can see that. >> >> also today charles barkley in town for espn launch of the legends. he is a legend. today sir charles waited on the bulls' chances without a healthy derrick rose. >> they have to look at the big picture, first of all they will not be a championship contender this year they have a terrific coach, they played great defense they have great energy, but that will not be better than lebraun james . you have to start building for his future. national league championship series winner to the world series and it looks like that is going to be the san francisco giants they scored seven in the first three innings against the cardinals. a quick gulf note, it looks like mcelroy will sign one of those endorsement contracts with the nike, $250 million over 10 years. way more money off the golf cou
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